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    The East Asian Languages & Cultures faculty is a close-knit, friendly community of teacher-scholars that emphasizes the education of our students at all levels.




Half a Century of Shedding Light on the Other Side of the Globe: East Asian Languages and Cultures Celebrates 50 Years at UMass Amherst

February 25, 2020

This academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the East Asian Languages and Cultures program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

6th Annual Five College Korean Speech Contest

April 05, 2019

The 6th Five College Korean Speech Contest was held at Mount Holyoke College this year on April 5th, 2019. Students from Five Colleges and Wesleyan University participated. The competition had...

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Japanese Language Lounge

Herter Hall 5th Floor
1:30 pm


Japanese Conversation Table

Herter 5th floor lobby
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Japanese Tea Tasting Workshop

Herter Hall 301
4:00 pm

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Bruce Baird, holding copies of the Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance
Faculty Profile

Bruce Baird

Bruce Baird's research interests include Japanese dance (butoh), Japanese philosophy, Japanese new media studies, and Japanese performance. Teaching responsibilities include Japanese theater, Japanese manga and anime, Japanese video games, and Japanese film.

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